Video: Body cam refutes sexual assault claim against NM officer

Officer’s body camera was activated during the arrest of a woman suspected of DWI – capturing the moment the woman attempted to frame him


By PoliceOne Staff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque police officer’s body camera was activated during the arrest of a woman suspected of driving while intoxicated – capturing the moment the woman attempted to frame him.

According to KOB, APD Officer Jared Frazier stopped 23-year-old Deanna Griego in early  October for a DWI and conducted a field sobriety test.

Griego can be seen on camera trying to explain her behavior by telling the officer she had a speech impairment. She also told Frazier she was going to school to become a police officer. 

After failing the sobriety test, Griego was taken into the station for DWI. A breathalyzer detected a .13 blood alcohol level.

Griego then asked the officer if she could use the restroom.

Officer Frazier then heard Griego speaking with someone while in the bathroom, asking, "How can I get this officer in trouble?"  

Frazier then remembered Griego had slipped her cell phone into her bra at the beginning of the traffic stop, according to the report.

When Frazier ordered Griego to step out of the restroom, she began accusing him of sexual misconduct.

 "[You were] inappropriately touching me while I was waiting in the car," Griego can be heard saying in the video.

Frazier informed Griego that the entire stop had been recorded. Officers with the sex crimes division of the department later conducted a full investigation and cleared Frazier of any wrongdoing. 

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